Meander Valley Council

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of Meander Valley Council's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Meander Valley Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Meander Valley Council, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Meander Valley Council are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
Meander Valley Council - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,03610.75.388410.45.3+152
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1401.51.81001.21.6+40
Wholesale Trade2943.02.22422.92.2+52
Retail Trade96510.09.694511.210.9+20
Accommodation and Food Services6246.57.65576.67.6+67
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4694.94.13894.64.2+80
Information Media and Telecommunications680.71.0790.91.4-11
Financial and Insurance Services2042.11.92132.52.1-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1031.11.1911.11.2+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3693.85.13213.84.7+48
Administrative and Support Services2772.92.92122.53.0+65
Public Administration and Safety4774.97.34575.47.8+20
Education and Training7117.49.46738.09.3+38
Health Care and Social Assistance1,47215.216.41,13613.414.2+336
Arts and Recreation Services1591.61.81531.81.9+6
Other Services3813.93.82853.43.7+96
Industry not classified2863.02.82853.43.4+1
Total Persons9,649100.0100.08,442100.0100.0+1,207

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Meander Valley Council in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,472 people or 15.2%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,036 people or 10.7%)
  • Retail Trade (965 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,473 people in total or 36.0% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 16.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 9.6% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Meander Valley Council and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (7.4% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 5.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in Meander Valley Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+336 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+171 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+152 resident workforce)
  • Other Services (+96 resident workforce)

Meander Valley Council

economic profile